An Eagle Scout and astronaut fact-checks the film ‘Gravity’

scott-pLike many who saw the new movie Gravity, I was curious how much of what happens in the big-budget thriller could happen in real life.

Fortunately, astronaut and Eagle Scout Scott Parazynski did the fact-checking for us.

In an article for Vulture, the man who has spent 47 hours on spacewalks answers questions about how the characters moved in space, whether certain scenes were plausible and what reminded him most of his time in space.

Don’t click if you haven’t seen the film, because it does include some spoilers. But it’s worth your time if you saw Gravity and have an interest in space exploration.

By the way, the image above is cropped from the March 1966 cover of Scouting magazine. See the full cover after the jump.

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2 Comments

  1. Love it! I was going over the impossible orbital mechanics of the movie with the boys at our campout under the stars this weekend! I covered the problem of space walking without your pressure suit.

    Now, I can add the importance of proper uniforming, down to the socks!

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